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Delivering code one, thin slice at a time aka Sashimi Slicing

Delivering code one, thin slice at a time aka Sashimi Slicing

There is within the Agile the community the concept of delivering software one thin slice at a time. It’s also known as Sashimi Slicing. There isn’t a great deal of information about this on the web and, I think, it’s an important concept to understand. The reason why I think it’s important is because we […]

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Chris Sterling

Guest post: The IT Manager’s Dilemma with Software Debt

The team continues to complain about working with that legacy codebase because it has so much debt. That software debt slows them down in feature delivery and they are wondering if we can push for priority to be put into paying it back some?” asked the ScrumMaster. The IT Development Manager looked distraught about the […]

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Chris Sterling

Guest post: Managing Software Debt

Managing Software Debt Continued Delivery of High Values as Systems Age Many software developers have to deal with legacy code at some point during their careers. Seemingly simple changes are turned into frustrating endeavors. Code that is hard to read and unnecessarily complex. Test scripts and requirements are lacking, and at the same time are […]

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Guest post: Artful Agile

When the global Agile Tour made it’s 2011 stop in Sydney, little did we know that a new Agile game was about to be born. The Sydney leg of the tour was a fantastic couple of days full of wholehearted interaction and efficient, self-organizing groups. The opportunity to create a new Agile game was presented to […]

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